New arrival at Prague Zoo - second gorilla born in captivity in Czech Republic
Prague Zoo proudly announced a new arrival on Wednesday morning. A baby gorilla was born shortly after midnight, only the second gorilla ever born in captivity in the Czech Republic. Both mother and baby are healthy and Zoo staff have breathed a sigh of relief: only six weeks ago another female gave birth to a stillborn child and nearly died herself during labour.
"First of all, we have to thank Richard who is a powerful male. He has conceived three babies, unfortunately one was stillborn. And of course, we need to thank the other females and the whole group. Last but not least, I would like to thank our keepers who look after the animals."
It now remains to choose a name for the little gorilla. But it will take a few months to determine the sex of the baby as the keepers don't come into direct contact with the animals. In a few months time, a new female will be brought to the group from another Czech zoo. The staff hope that both she and Kamba get pregnant soon.